New Trailer: River Phoenix’s Last Film, “Dark Blood”

When he died in October 1993, River Phoenix was in the midst of filming Dark Blood, directed by George Sluizer and also starring Jonathan Pryce and Judy Davis. After Phoenix’s death, production was halted and the film was shelved, unfinished.

Now, almost ...

Sneak Peek: “Comedy Bang Bang”

The hit Earwolf-produced comedy podcast Comedy Bang Bang (formerly Comedy Death-Ray Radio), which stars comedian/writer Scott Aukerman (Mr. Show, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis), bandleadear Reggie Watts (Conan), and a variety of guests from the comedy, film, television, and music worlds, ...

New Trailer: “The Words”

Here is the first trailer for The Words, which first premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was scooped up by CBS Films. Written and directed Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, it stars Bradley Cooper as a struggling writer who becomes ...

First Look: Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master”

Here’s your first taste of the new Paul Thomas Anderson film, The Master, the writer-director’s first project since 2007’s Oscar-winning There Will Be Blood. It stars Joaquin Phoenix, in his first film since the bizarre pseudo-documentary I’m Still Here, as well ...

Pulling Rank: Dream Co-Stars

Pulling Rank is a weekly column in which Kelly Stitzel ranks a variety of pop culture-related things with little to no commentary, but sometimes with audio or visual accompaniment. There’s no scientific method to the rankings — these are just Kelly’s opinions. ...

Pulling Rank: “Smash” You Later

Pulling Rank is a weekly column in which Kelly Stitzel ranks a variety of pop culture-related things with little to no commentary, but sometimes with audio or visual accompaniment. There’s no scientific method to the rankings — these are just Kelly’s opinions. ...

Pulling Rank: Team James Spader

Pulling Rank is a weekly column in which Kelly Stitzel ranks a variety of pop culture-related things with little to no commentary, but sometimes with audio or visual accompaniment. There’s no scientific method to the rankings — these are just Kelly’s opinions. ...

Film Review: “The Avengers”

Warning: this review contains spoilers, so if you haven’t yet seen The Avengers, you might want to hold off on reading this.

When I got the invitation to an advanced screening of The Avengers, I didn’t hesitate in responding that ...

Pulling Rank: B-Sides from Tori Amos’s “Little Earthquakes”

Pulling Rank is a weekly column in which Kelly Stitzel ranks a variety of pop culture-related things with little to no commentary, but sometimes with audio or visual accompaniment. There’s no scientific method to the rankings — these are just Kelly’s opinions. ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 4/26/12

So, I know the Weeknight ’80s Dance Party is showing up a day later than usual; better late than never, right?

As I was putting this mix together, I realized that, after the all-ladies mix of last time, there are no ...

Pulling Rank: Buckingham/Nicks Era Fleetwood Mac Studio Albums

Pulling Rank is a weekly column in which Kelly Stitzel ranks a variety of pop culture-related things with little to no commentary, but sometimes with audio or visual accompaniment. You will probably disagree with her opinions — just don’t be a dick ...

Popdose Flashback ’92: Annie Lennox, “Diva”

After spending the 1980s enjoying enormous success as one half of the synthpop duo the Eurythmics, Annie Lennox began a new phase of her career in 1992 with the release of her solo debut, Diva, and proved that she could do ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 4/4/12

Last year, not long after I started the Weeknight ’80s Dance Party, I created a very lady-centric mix. Since we seem to getting the full brunt of a whole ton of bullshit lately — from folks wanting to control our bodies ...

Album Review: Madonna, “MDNA”

I recently sat down with Madonna over tea to chat about her new album, MDNA. I was a little scared to talk to her at first, considering she’s one of my idols, but she was extremely pleasant and fun to talk ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 3/21/12

HEY YOU GUYS! What’s up? The last time we spoke, it was NYE and you were all getting ready to do things you would regret until at least March. How’s everyone been since then? Did you enjoy your non-winter? I live ...

Filminism: Villainous Women

“The truth be told, a villian’s the best way to go. Playing a bad guy…it’s better lines, it’s more colorful, audiences vicariously love you because a lot of times everything they want to do in real life but they can’t do, ...

Popdose’s Winter 2012 TV Preview: “Smash”

Smash — Mondays, 10:00 PM, NBC

For what seems like a year, NBC has been tirelessly promoting its new musical-drama Smash; I think I’ve seen promos for this show a total of eleventy billion times since Christmas. The pilot ...

Film Review: “Joyful Noise”

When I first saw the trailer for Joyful Noise, I did a double take.

“Did I just watch the trailer for a movie starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton?” I posted on Facebook, demanding that someone corroborate what I witnessed ...

Soundtrack Saturday: “Better Off Dead”

For the last of the Soundtrack Saturday reruns, I thought I’d resurrect one of the first posts. You guys enjoyed this the first time around (it was posted more than three years ago), so I hope it still holds up. ...

Soundtrack Saturday: “Scrooged”

I wasn’t going to resurrect another holiday Soundtrack Saturday post, but I couldn’t help it. A) This is such a great movie, B) It has a great soundtrack and C) I wanted an excuse to reintroduce you all to ...

Soundtrack Saturday: “My So-Called Life”

In January of 2010, I decided to do something special and different with Soundtrack Saturday: I wrote about a televison series. I had every intention of making this a yearly thing, but, well, that hasn’t happened. That’s not to say it won’t — ...

Soundtrack Saturday: “Pretty in Pink”

What’s up, guys? Bet you were surprised to see a Soundtrack Saturday post pop up today, weren’t you? Several months ago, I decided to put this column on an indefinite hiatus, but you, my faithful and lovely readers, won’t ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 11/23/11

So, I know the last Dance Party we had was on Halloween. I hadn’t intended to wait until the next holiday to treat you guys to another Dance Party, but that’s just how things have worked out. All things considered, I ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: Halloween Edition

So, Halloween will be upon us in just a few days and I know the lot of you will be out doing something debaucherous to celebrate — even if that means taking your kids trick-or-treating while dragging a wagon full of ...